Easy Black Bean Burgers

Easy Black Bean Burgers

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If you are craving burgers on Meatless Monday, you have to try these easy black bean burgers!

These vegetarian burgers are a healthy nutritious alternative to a regular beef patty. The patties have a thick hearty texture seasoned with Montreal Steak Seasoning, to give you a tender flavorful meaty bite. Best of all this recipe only requires 4-ingredients and they can be on the table in under an hour!

easy black bean burgers

Believe it or not, David turned me on to Black Bean Burgers years ago. He even inspired me to create my own recipe. That recipe for Pepper Jack Black Bean Burger had a Mexican flair to it. 

While Mexican food is always good, I wanted to create a new recipe for black bean burgers that is easy to make and didn’t have a lot of ingredients. A black bean burger that would take on any topping I wanted to add to it and satisfied that burger craving. That is when I created this recipe.

Here’s how I made them…

ingredients

How to Make Easy Black Bean Burgers

Form The Patties: 

First, drain and rinse the black beans. Do this with all canned beans and peas. It will cut the sodium by 40%. [READ MORE HERE]

After the beans have drained add half of them to a large bowl and mash them. You can use a fork or a potato masher, but I found that my fist did the best job of smashing them.

Next, add the bread crumbs, eggs and steak seasoning to the beans. Season with salt, to taste. Stir and mix the ingredients until they are well distributed. 

Now, with wet hands, form the bean mixture into four ½-inch to 1-inch thick patties. Having wet hands helps to keep the beans from sticking to your fingers and makes the mixture cleaner to work with.

Transfer the patties to a plate and refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes to let the burgers set up.

black bean burgers in pan

Cook The Black Bean Burgers:

Heat a large heavy-duty skillet (preferably cast iron) over high heat until very hot; 2 to 3 minutes. Add the oil and swirl the pan to coat the bottom. 

Cook the burgers until browned, with a good crust, 2 to 3 minutes. 

crusty flipped patties in skillet

Carefully flip and cook, flipping again if necessary, until the burgers feel firm when pressed with a fingertip, another 3 to 5 minutes. 

Remove the burgers from the pan. Place the burgers on a plate and tent with foil until ready to serve.

toasting buns in cast iron pan

Toast the Buns:

In the same pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and toast the buns, until golden brown; about 2 to 3 minutes. 

Remove the buns from the pan. Assemble the burgers with your favorite toppings.

What Toppings Are Good On Easy Black Bean Burgers:

My favorite toppings for burgers are sauteed mushrooms, onions, and cheese, with a nice smear of mayo. However, you can treat these black bean burgers just like you would a beef patty. Top with lettuce, onion, mustard, ketchup, and pickles. Add any topping you choose. I promise it will be delicious!

burger on plate

What to serve with Easy Black Bean Burgers?

Black bean burgers pair well with any traditional burger sides. There’s nothing wrong with keeping it simple with your favorite bag of potato chips, but here are a few side dishes that we recommend paired with these burgers:

easy black bean burger with mountain view

Whether you are looking for a healthy alternative to beef or trying to cut back on calories, these easy black bean burgers will satisfyingly filling and can get you over that burger craving.

How would you top these burgers? We’d love to know. Comment below!

Amazing Black Bean Burgers

These easy black bean burgers are a healthy nutritious vegetarian alternative to a regular beef patty. Only 4-ingredients and on the table in under an hour!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian
Keyword Black Bean Burger, Black Beans, Veggie Burger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Refrigeration Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 480kcal

Ingredients

Pepper Jack Burgers

  • 31 ounces black beans (2) 15.5-ounce cans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 3 teaspoons Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 hamburger buns toasted

Instructions

Form the Patties:

  • Add half of the black beans to a large bowl. Using a fork, potato masher, or your fist, coarsely mash the beans. Then add in the other half and mix together with the mashed beans.
  • Add the bread crumbs, egg, and steak seasoning to the beans. Season with salt, to taste. Stir and mix the ingredients until they are well distributed. With wet hands (see notes), form the bean mixture into four ½-inch to 1-inch thick patties. Transfer the patties to a plate and refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes to let the burgers set up.

Cook The Black Bean Burgers

  • Heat a large heavy-duty skillet (preferably cast iron) over high heat until very hot; 2 to 3 minutes. Add the oil and swirl the pan to coat the bottom. 
    Cook the burgers until browned, with a good crust, 2 to 3 minutes.
    Carefully flip and cook, flipping again if necessary, until the burgers feel firm when pressed with a fingertip, another 3 to 5 minutes.
    Remove the burgers from the pan. Place the black bean burgers on a plate and tent with foil until ready to serve.
  • In the same pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and toast the buns, until golden brown; about 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • Remove the buns from the pan and assemble the burgers with your favorite toppings.

Notes

Drain and Rinse Canned Black Beans: Do this with all canned beans and peas. It will cut the sodium by 40%. [READ HERE]
Form Patties With Wet Hands: Having wet hands helps to keep the beans from sticking to your fingers and makes it cleaner to work with.
Calories are calculated based on the black bean burger without buns or toppings. For more information, please read our Nutrition Disclaimer.

Nutrition

Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1199mg | Potassium: 783mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 7mg
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